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" In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law, the contemporaneous construction of those who were called upon to act under the law, and were appointed to carry its provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect. "
Decisions of the First Comptroller in the Dept. of the Treasury - Page 204
by United States. Comptroller of the Treasury - 1895
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 120

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1887
...judicial, executive, and administrative. In Edward*? Lessee v. Darly, 12 Wheat. 206, 210, it was said; "In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law,...provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect." 'To the same effect are United States v. Bickson, 15 Pet. 141, 145 ; United States v. Gilmore, 8 Wall....
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Albany Law Journal, Volume 35

Law - 1887
...Lessee v. Darby, 12 Wheat. 206, 210, it was said: " In the construction of a doubtful and ambignous law, the contemporaneous construction of those who...to carry its provisions into effect, is entitled to vary great respect." To the same effect are US v. Dickson. 15 Pet. 141, 145; US v. Gilmore, 8 Wall....
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 120

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1887
...contemporaneous construction of those who were allied uIKin to act under the law, and were apIiointed to carry its provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect." To the same effect an. United States \. Dicktum, 15 Pet. 141, 145; United States v. Gilmore, 8 Wall....
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Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land ..., Volume 8

United States. Department of the Interior - Public lands - 1889
...examined in a court of law. In the case of Edwards Lesse v. Darby (12 Wheaton, 200), the court held that— In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous...law, and were appointed to carry its provisions into eflect, is entitled to very great respect. See also United States?'. Gilmore (8 Wall., 330) ; United...
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United States Circuit Courts of Appeals Reports: With Key-number Annotations ...

Appellate courts - 1901
...and respect. In Edward's Lessee v. Darby, 12 Wheat. 207, 210, 6 L. Ed. 604, the supreme court said: "In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law....provisions Into effect, Is entitled to very great respect." The bond being approved and the patents issued, the state received taxes on the lands from the patentee...
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Synopsis of the Decisions of the Treasury Department on the Construction of ...

United States. Department of the Treasury - Customs administration - 1892
...has many times held that "in the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law, the contemporaueons construction of those who were called upon to act...provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect." (United States vs. Hill, 120 TJ. S., 169, and cases there cited.) The same view obtained in Brown vs....
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Decisions of the First Comptroller in the Department of the ..., Volume 7

United States. Comptroller of the Treasury - Finance, Public - 1895
...351, and 10 ibid., 489. In the case of Edwards's Lessee v. Darby (12 Wheat., 206-210), it was said : "In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law,...provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect/' And to the same effect see United States v. Hill (120 US, 169), and cases cited therein. On page 183...
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Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land ..., Volume 25

United States. Department of the Interior - Public lands - 1898
...the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law, the coiiteniporaueona construction of those who aro called upon to act under the law, and were appointed...to carry its provisions into effect, is entitled to great respect. These authorities are especially appropriate here, and in my judgment should be regarded...
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Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land ..., Volume 25

United States. Department of the Interior - Public lands - 1898
...construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law, the contemporaneous construction of those who aru called upoii to act under the law, and were appointed to carry its provisions into effect, is entitled to great respect. These authorities are especially appropriate here, and in my judgment should be regarded...
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Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States: Advising ...

United States. Department of Justice - Attorneys general's opinions - 1900
...most cogent and persuasive reasons. " In Ed<vards's Lessee v. Darby (12 Wheat., 206-210) it was said: "In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law...provisions into effect is entitled to very great respect." In the ease of United States v. Hill (120 US, 169-182) it is said that where there has been a long...
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